Check out Coronavirus Teach-In 2.0, a follow up to Feb. 12 panel

On Feb. 12, the Global Studies Center and the Asian Studies Center held a Coronavirus Teach-In at Lawrence Hall, attended by more than 100 students, faculty and staff.

“That event seems to have taken place in another world,” said Michael Goodheart, director of the Global Studies Center, on a recorded Coronavirus Teach-in 2.0 released this week. “At that time, the virus was contained to China, or so we thought. It was geographically and experientially a distant phenomenon. Today, obviously, things appear rather different.”

Two participants from the February panel — Mari Webel, assistant professor of history, and Megan Freeman, pediatric infectious diseases senior fellow in the School of Medicine and at Children’s Hospital of UPMC — joined Goodheart for the updated teach-in, recorded on April 10.

Freeman and Webel both said they never would have predicted in February how widespread this pandemic has become. Find a link to the full recording on the Global Studies Center website.

— Susan Jones